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THE CALENDAR  • CALENDAR DIRECTORYEXHIBITIONS

December 2-8• December 9-15December 16-22December 23-29 December 30-January 2019

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FRIDAY

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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • Seth Glier, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, pianist, guitarist, and activist • 7 pm • info and tickets ($20/$18 or $10 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Skidmore • Concert by Skidmore Concert Band • 2 pm • Zankel Music Center, • info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/Zankel

 

Skidmore • Concert by Wind Chamber Ensemble • 7 pm • Zankel Music Center, • info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/Zankel

 

Mahaiwe • Bolshoi Ballet in HD: “Don Quixote” — Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, with his faithful servant Sancho Panza at his side, Don Quixote sets out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea • 1 pm • tickets $17 adults / $10 everyone 21 and under, at www.mahaiwe.org

 

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Ghent Playhouse • “Elves and Shoemaker” (runs Nov. 23-25, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2; Dec. 7-9) • 8 pm


Skidmore College • “We Used to Wear Bonnets” (runs Nov . 16-18, 29-30, Dec. 1 & 2) • 8 pm


Images • “Border” (11/30-12/6) about Customs officer Tina who can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something • today’s times, 3:30 & 5:45 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

Images • “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (11/30-12/6) When a best-selling celebrity biographer falls out of step with the marketplace, she turns her art form to deception • today’s times, 3:15 & 5:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org



 



 

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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • Open mic night • Sign-up is 7 pm to 7:25 pm Show at 7:30 / 2 songs or 10 minutes • info at www.caffelena.org

 

Skidmore • Concert by Skidmore Big Band • 7 pm • Zankel Music Center, • info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/Zankel

 

FILM


Images • “Border” (11/30-12/6) about Customs officer Tina who can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something • today’s times, 3, 5:15 & 7:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

Images • “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (11/30-12/6) When a best-selling celebrity biographer falls out of step with the marketplace, she turns her art form to deception • today’s times, 3:15 & 5:30 pm• www.imagescinema.org

 


 

TUESDAY
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MUSIC


Skidmore • Concert by Students of African Drumming • 7 pm • Zankel Music Center, • info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/Zankel

 

FILM


Images • “Border” (11/30-12/6) about Customs officer Tina who can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something • today’s times, 3, 5:15 & 7:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

Images • “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (11/30-12/6) When a best-selling celebrity biographer falls out of step with the marketplace, she turns her art form to deception • today’s times, 2:15, 4:30, 7 & 9:15 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Caffè Lena • Commubvnity Conversation Series: Conversation to Build a More Inclusive American Community: a monthly discussion series in which our community’s brightest thinkers articulate their perspectives on important civic issues. The goal is to catalyze fresh thinking by bringing together people from a wide range of fields to share a conversation that is respectful, deep, empowering and unique. Today’s featured speaker, Jonathan Gradess, who has spent his life fighting to bring justice to people who have no voice • 6 pm • FREE • info at www.caffelena.org

 

Skidmore • Curators Tour of exhibit “Tim Davis — When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas) • noon • Tang Museum • more info at 518-580-8080.

 

 

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FILM

 

Images • “Border” (11/30-12/6) about Customs officer Tina who can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something • today’s times, 3, 5:15 & 7:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

Images • “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (11/30-12/6) When a best-selling celebrity biographer falls out of step with the marketplace, she turns her art form to deception • today’s times, 2:15, 4:30, 7 & 9:15 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Caffè Lena • Poetry Open Mic hosted by Carol Graser with Featured Reader, Steven Huff • sign-up 7 pm; readings 7:30 • adults $5; students free • www.caffelena.org


 

 


 

THURSDAY

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MUSIC


Skidmore • Concert by by Skidmore Guitar Ensemble • 7 pm • Zankel Music Center, • info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/Zankel

 

Skidmore • A performance by the Severely Brothers, a band fronted by Tim Davis, whose exhibition “Tim Davis — When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas)” is on view at the Tang. The band sings songs about photography which were written concurrently with the making of photographs. A slide show of Davis’ work will accompanies the performance • 7 pm • Tang Museum • reservations and info at 518-580-8080

 

FILM


Images • “Border” (11/30-12/6) about Customs officer Tina who can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something • today’s times, 3, 5:15 & 7:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

Images • “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (11/30-12/6) When a best-selling celebrity biographer falls out of step with the marketplace, she turns her art form to deception • today’s times, 2:15, 4:30, 7 & 9:15 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Skidmore • Opening Reception for exhibit “Pattern” • 4:30–6 pm • Schick Art Gallery, Saisselin Art Building • more info at 518-580-5030


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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • singer-songwriter, David Mallett, one of Americas true original troubadours • 8 pm • info and tickets ($25/$22 or $12.50 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Helsinki Hudson • Chris Smither, songwriter. guitarist. performer. bluesman • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($25-$30) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Skidmore • Winter Dance Concert (Dec. 7 & 8) — evening of new works featuring the Skidmore premier of “Runes” by Paul Taylor. This performance of “Runes” is the culmination of a three-week residency with the members of Taylor 2, an ensemble of six dancers established by the late Paul Taylor • today’s time, 8 pm • Dance Theater • $12 adults, $9 senior citizens, and $5 for students • more info at 518-580-5383

 

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Dorset Players •“Snow White” (runs Dec. 7-9 &14-16) • 7:30 pm


Ghent Playhouse • “Elves and Shoemaker” (runs Nov. 23-25, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2; Dec. 7-9) • 8 pm


Home Made Theater presents “A Christmas Story” • 7:30 pm

 

FILM

 

Images • “Shopliftiers” (12/7-12/13) After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold • today’s times, 2:30, 5 & 7:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Northshire (Manchester store) hosts its sixth annual cake auction to benefit the Book Angel Program. At 5 pm, the public is invited to a wine and cheese reception where there will be bidding for donated, book-themed cakes. All proceeds will be used to purchase books for children who benefit from the Book Angel Program. Then at 6 pm Gesine Bullock-Prado, the host of Food Network’s Baked in Vermont series, will be presenting her new book “Fantastical Cakes: Incredible Creations for the Baker in Everyone” • www.northshire.com

 

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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • The Bright Series: The Western Den & Golden Oak • 8 pm • info and tickets ($16/$14 or $8 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Close Encounters with Music • program “Mozart and Schubert – Marzipan and the “Trout” • 6 pm • Mahaiwe • info and tickets ($27.50 – $50.50) at

www.mahaiwe.org

 

Skidmore • Concert by Skidmore Community Chorus and Vocal Chamber Ensemble • 7 pm • Zankel Music Center • $8 adults, $5 senior citizens and Skidmore community; free for students and children • info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/Zankel

 

Skidmore • Winter Dance Concert (Dec. 7 & 8) — evening of new works featuring the Skidmore premier of “Runes” by Paul Taylor. This performance of “Runes” is the culmination of a three-week residency with the members of Taylor 2, an ensemble of six dancers established by the late Paul Taylor • today’s times, 2 & 8 pm • Dance Theater • $12 adults, $9 senior citizens, and $5 for students • more info at 518-580-5383


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Berkshire Theatre • “A Christmas Carol” (runs Dec. 8-22) • 7 pm


Dorset Players •“Snow White” (runs Dec. 7-9 &14-16) • 2 pm


Ghent Playhouse • “Elves and Shoemaker” (runs Nov. 23-25, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2; Dec. 7-9) • 8 pm


Home Made Theater presents “A Christmas Story”
• 1 pm

 

FILM


Images • “Shopliftiers” (12/7-12/13) After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold • today’s times, 2:30, 5 & 7:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • special kids’ story time event with Anastasia Higginbotham presenting her new book “Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness.” In this important new children’s book, a white child sees a TV news report of a white police officer shooting and killing a black man. An afternoon in the library’s history stacks uncover the truth of white supremacy in America. Racism was not his idea, and he refuses to defend it • 11 am • www.northshire.com

 

Hubbard Hall • 23rd
Annual Holiday Breakfast — Hubbard Hall’s traditional celebration of Holidays Around the World continues with food, dance, and music from another community far away but near to our hearts. This year’s breakfast focuses on the traditions and history of the Holidays in Jolly Old England • two seatings. 9 am & 11 am • $10 general admission; $5 students • info and reservations at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org

 

Skidmore • Tang Museum Family Saturdays: Brief tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions • 2:00-3:30 pm • Tang • Free and open to the public • reservations (strongly recommended) and info at 518-580-8080

 

Cambridge Valley Fine Art Tour

Visit the studios and see the paintings of 6 local artists and a potter during the weekend 10-5 pm. Visit the studios of George Van Hook, Mark Tougias, Elana Mark, and Matt Chinian. Sara Kelly, Heide Merecki and potter Sara Davis will be downtown at 1 Washington Street, right next to Hubbard Hall. cambridgevalleyart.org for more info.